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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088271/adamts-3-13-16-and-19-levels-in-patients-with-habitual-abortion
#1
Meryem Kuru Pekcan, Esma Sarıkaya, Aytekin Tokmak, Murat Alışık, Afra Alkan, Gülnur Özakşit, Özcan Erel
A disintegrin-like and metalloproteinase domain with thrombospondin-type 1 motifs (ADAMTS) protein superfamily includes 19 secreted metalloproteases. Proteolytic substrates of ADAMTS enzymes have been linked to reproductive function. The aim of this study was to investigate serum ADAMTS-3, -13, -16, and -19 levels in women with habitual abortions compared with those in healthy controls. A total of 86 women were enrolled in this prospective case-control study. ADAMTS-3, -13, -16, and -19 values were recorded and analyzed in association with demographic and clinical parameters...
January 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078435/the-effects-of-therapeutic-exercises-on-pain-muscle-strength-functional-capacity-balance-and-hemodynamic-parameters-in-knee-osteoarthritis-patients-a-randomized-controlled-study-of-supervised-versus-home-exercises
#2
Tuğba Kuru Çolak, Bahar Kavlak, Onur Aydoğdu, Emir Şahin, Gönül Acar, İlkşan Demirbüken, Zübeyir Sarı, İlker Çolak, Güven Bulut, M Gülden Polat
The aim of the study was to compare the effects of low-intensity exercise programs for lower extremities, either supervised or at home, on pain, muscle strength, balance and the hemodynamic parameters of knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients. This randomized study included 78 patients with knee OA in 2 groups of supervised and home-based exercise program. Exercises were applied to the first group in the clinic as a group exercise program and were demonstrated to the second group to be performed at home. Before and after the 6-week exercise program, assessment was made of pain, quadriceps and hamstring muscle strengths, 6-min walk test (6MWT), and non-invasive hemodynamic parameters...
January 11, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049644/functional-prions-in-the-brain
#3
REVIEW
Joseph B Rayman, Eric R Kandel
Prions are proteins that can adopt self-perpetuating conformations and are traditionally regarded as etiological agents of infectious neurodegenerative diseases in humans, such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, kuru, and transmissible encephalopathies. More recently, a growing consensus has emerged that prion-like, self-templating mechanisms also underlie a variety of neurodegenerative disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and Huntington's disease. Perhaps most surprising, not all prion-like aggregates are associated with pathological changes...
January 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042411/clomiphene-citrate-treatment-cycle-outcomes-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients-based-on-basal-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-levels-a-cross-sectional-study
#4
Serkan Kahyaoglu, Omer Hamid Yumuşak, Sebnem Ozyer, Meryem Kuru Pekcan, Merve Erel, Mahmut Nedim Cicek, Salim Erkaya, Yasemin Tasci
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is highly associated with an ovulatory infertility, features of the metabolic syndrome, including obesity, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. Serum concentrations of high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were significantly higher in obese than in non-obese PCOS patients at baseline, suggesting a relationship between elevated hs-CRP levels and obesity. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether cycle day 3 hs-CRP levels before clomiphene citrate (CC) treatment would predict cycle outcomes in women with PCOS...
January 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039730/erratum-factors-predicting-non-sentinel-lymph-node-metastasis-in-t1-2-invasive-breast-cancer-with-1-2-axillary-sentinel-lymph-node-metastases-presentation-of-ondokuz-mayis-scoring-system
#5
Bekir Kuru, Yurdanur Sullu, Savas Yuruker, Ilkay Koray Bayrak, Necati Ozen
In this article published in Volume 21, issue 5, the Results section of the Pubmed abstract appeared as: "There were 68 (33%) and 108 (52%) patients with a the score of ? 4 (predicted probability of ?10%) with a false negative rate (FNR% of 4.4%, and ?5 (predicted probability of ?15%) with a FNR of 7.4%, respectively. The area under the curve (AUC) value for the Ondokuz Mayis scoring system was 0.88 (95% CI 0.83-0.93%)." The correct Results section of the abstract is: "There were 68 (33%) and 108 (52%) patients with a the score of ≤4 (predicted probability of ≤10%) with a false negative rate (FNR) of 4...
November 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035911/low-back-pain-during-pregnancy-and-kinesio-tape-application
#6
Aycan Çakmak Reyhan, Elif Elçin Dereli, Tuğba Kuru Çolak
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Low back pain is a common problem during pregnancy. Although the pain usually occurs in the third trimester, it might be seen in the first trimester, too. There are various types of applications for the treatment of low back pain during pregnancy. However, there is a lack of evidence for the effectiveness of each method. If there is not an obvious deficit, bed rest, exercise, conventional physiotherapy, using protective principles for the lumbar area are recommended, since the main and the only complaint is low back pain...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030514/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-pain-quality-of-life-and-nerve-conduction-studies-in-women-with-chronic-widespread-pain
#7
Gulseren Akyuz, Canan Sanal-Toprak, Ilker Yagci, Esra Giray, Pinar Kuru-Bektasoglu
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on pain, quality of life, and nerve conduction studies (NCSs) in women with chronic widespread pain (CWP) diagnosed with Vitamin D insufficiency. Thirty-three female participants with CWP and vitamin D insufficiency were included in this open-label trial. They were evaluated by routine NCSs in upper and lower limbs, pain scales, and the Nottingham Health Profile before and 8 weeks after starting vitamin D supplementation therapy...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028952/mastalgia-due-to-degenerative-changes-of-the-spine
#8
Okay Pirti, Aziz M Barlas, Serdar Kuru, Selim Temel, Mustafa K Urhan, Kemal Kismet, Adnan Hasanoglu, Osman Guler
BACKGROUND: Mastalgia is a common and enigmatic condition; the cause and optimal treatment are still inadequately defined. Cervical radiculopathy, which is the result of cervical nerve root pathology often caused by spaceoccupying lesions such as cervical disc herniation, spondylosis, or osteophytosis, is frequently encountered in physical therapy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence of vertebral pathologies in patients with non-cyclic mastalgia and the efficacy of conservative treatment of these pathologies on relieving breast pain...
September 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017374/biallelic-mutations-in-mypn-encoding-myopalladin-are-associated-with-childhood-onset-slowly-progressive-nemaline-myopathy
#9
Satoko Miyatake, Satomi Mitsuhashi, Yukiko K Hayashi, Enkhsaikhan Purevjav, Atsuko Nishikawa, Eriko Koshimizu, Mikiya Suzuki, Kana Yatabe, Yuzo Tanaka, Katsuhisa Ogata, Satoshi Kuru, Masaaki Shiina, Yoshinori Tsurusaki, Mitsuko Nakashima, Takeshi Mizuguchi, Noriko Miyake, Hirotomo Saitsu, Kazuhiro Ogata, Mitsuru Kawai, Jeffrey Towbin, Ikuya Nonaka, Ichizo Nishino, Naomichi Matsumoto
Nemaline myopathy (NM) is a common form of congenital nondystrophic skeletal muscle disease characterized by muscular weakness of proximal dominance, hypotonia, and respiratory insufficiency but typically not cardiac dysfunction. Wide variation in severity has been reported. Intranuclear rod myopathy is a subtype of NM in which rod-like bodies are seen in the nucleus, and it often manifests as a severe phenotype. Although ten mutant genes are currently known to be associated with NM, only ACTA1 is associated with intranuclear rod myopathy...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003112/study-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-long-term-survivors-aged-40-years-and-older-living-in-specialized-institutions-in-japan
#10
Toshio Saito, Mitsuru Kawai, En Kimura, Katsuhisa Ogata, Toshiaki Takahashi, Michio Kobayashi, Hiroto Takada, Satoshi Kuru, Takashi Mikata, Tsuyoshi Matsumura, Naohiro Yonemoto, Harutoshi Fujimura, Saburo Sakoda
The national muscular dystrophy wards database of Japan lists 118 long-term Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients who were at least 40 years old as of October 1, 2013. To elucidate the clinical features of DMD patients aged 40 years and older, we obtained gene analysis and muscle biopsy findings, as well as medical condition information. Ninety-four of the registered patients consented to participate, of whom 55 meeting genetic or biochemical criteria confirming DMD were analyzed. The mean age at the time of the study was 43...
November 25, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982486/the-effect-of-laughter-therapy-on-the-quality-of-life-of-nursing-home-residents
#11
Nilgün Kuru, Gülümser Kublay
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To carry out laughter therapy and evaluate its effect on the quality of life of nursing home residents. BACKGROUND: By improving the quality of life of residents living in nursing homes and allowing them to have a healthier existence, their lives can be extended. Therefore, interventions impacting the quality of life of older adults are of critical importance. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental design. METHOD: The study was conducted between March 2 and May 25, 2015...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956775/relationship-between-hepcidin-and-oxidant-antioxidant-status-in-calves-with-suspected-neonatal-septicemia
#12
E E Erkilic, H M Erdogan, M Ogun, A H Kirmizigul, E Gokce, M Kuru, A Kukurt
AIM: This study has been conducted for the purpose of determining serum hepcidin, total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), and Fe levels in calves with suspected neonatal septicemia before and after treatment and the clinical significance of hepcidin in calves with suspected neonatal septicemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study material consisted of 15 calves of different ages and sexes brought to the Training, Research and Application Center at the Kafkas University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine with suspected neonatal septicemia...
November 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956511/experimental-and-numerical-study-of-drill-bit-drop-tests-on-kuru-granite
#13
Marion Fourmeau, Alexandre Kane, Mikko Hokka
This paper presents an experimental and numerical study of Kuru grey granite impacted with a seven-buttons drill bit mounted on an instrumented drop test machine. The force versus displacement curves during the impact, so-called bit-rock interaction (BRI) curves, were obtained using strain gauge measurements for two levels of impact energy. Moreover, the volume of removed rock after each drop test was evaluated by stereo-lithography (three-dimensional surface reconstruction). A modified version of the Holmquist-Johnson-Cook (MHJC) material model was calibrated using Kuru granite test results available from the literature...
January 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908842/role-of-versican-and-adamts-1-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#14
Sibel Özler, Efser Öztaş, Aytekin Tokmak, Merve Ergin, Meryem Pekcan Kuru, Başak Güler Gümüş, Halil İbrahim Yakut, Nafiye Yılmaz
OBJECTIVE: Background: ADAMTS-1 is a matrix metalloproteinase which cleaves versican in the cumulus oocyte complex, under the effect of luteinizing hormone surge in the periovulatory period. Altered levels of it may have a role in the disease pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to detect serum versican and a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motif- 1 (ADAMTS-1) levels in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients, and compare the results with the healthy controls...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858697/health-related-quality-of-life-and-perception-of-deformity-in-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#15
Tuğba Kuru Çolak, Turgut Akgül, İlker Çolak, Elif Elçin Dereli, Mehmet Chodza, Fatih Dikici
BACKGROUND: Quality of life and cosmethic appearance have gained importance as outcomes in AIS treatment. Improving aesthetic appearance and quality of life are defined as the primary aims of scoliosis treatment by health professionals. Studies that assess and compare the different treatment results in the field of quality of life and cosmethics are some what limited. OBJECTIVE: A cross-sectional study was designed to compare quality of life and deformity perception in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) received conservative (exercise or exercise + brace) or surgical treatment...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824042/the-role-of-salvage-extended-lymph-node-dissection-in-patients-with-rising-psa-and-pet-ct-scan-detected-nodal-recurrence-of-prostate-cancer
#16
D Porres, D Pfister, A Thissen, T H Kuru, V Zugor, R Buettner, R Knuechel, F A Verburg, A Heidenreich
BACKGROUND: Non-prostatic bed recurrence of prostate cancer (PCa) is usually treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). We analyzed the impact of salvage extended lymph node dissection (sLND) on cancer control in patients with rising PSA and lymph node (LN) metastases. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2016 we performed sLND in 87 patients with biochemical recurrence (BCR) and positive LNs on (18)FEC and (68)Ga-PSMA positron emission tomography/X-ray computer tomography (PET/CT) after primary treatment (PT) of PCa...
November 8, 2016: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809706/oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-linked-neurodegenerative-disorders
#17
REVIEW
Md Torequl Islam
Reactive species play an important role in physiological functions. Overproduction of reactive species, notably reactive oxygen (ROS) and nitrogen (RNS) species along with the failure of balance by the body's antioxidant enzyme systems results in destruction of cellular structures, lipids, proteins, and genetic materials such as DNA and RNA. Moreover, the effects of reactive species on mitochondria and their metabolic processes eventually cause a rise in ROS/RNS levels, leading to oxidation of mitochondrial proteins, lipids, and DNA...
January 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749817/the-mechanism-of-force-transmission-at-bacterial-focal-adhesion-complexes
#18
Laura M Faure, Jean-Bernard Fiche, Leon Espinosa, Adrien Ducret, Vivek Anantharaman, Jennifer Luciano, Sébastien Lhospice, Salim T Islam, Julie Tréguier, Mélanie Sotes, Erkin Kuru, Michael S Van Nieuwenhze, Yves V Brun, Olivier Théodoly, L Aravind, Marcelo Nollmann, Tâm Mignot
Various rod-shaped bacteria mysteriously glide on surfaces in the absence of appendages such as flagella or pili. In the deltaproteobacterium Myxococcus xanthus, a putative gliding motility machinery (the Agl-Glt complex) localizes to so-called focal adhesion sites (FASs) that form stationary contact points with the underlying surface. Here we show that the Agl-Glt machinery contains an inner-membrane motor complex that moves intracellularly along a right-handed helical path; when the machinery becomes stationary at FASs, the motor complex powers a left-handed rotation of the cell around its long axis...
November 24, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721641/comparative-study-of-gabapentin-and-isoflavone-in-menopausal-vasomotor-symptoms
#19
Savita Rani Singhal, Wansalan Kuru Shullai
OBJECTIVE: This study was planned to compare the effects of gabapentin and isoflavones in menopausal vasomotor symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective comparative study was conducted on 100 patients with complaints of hot flashes, divided into two groups of 50 each. Group I received 900 mg of gabapentin and Group II received 60 mg of isoflavones daily for 3 months. The patients were interviewed to calculate hot flash, global and depression scores and were rescored after 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks...
July 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688417/the-influence-of-different-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-alveolar-bone-in-rats-an-experimental-study
#20
Mujgan Gungor Hatipoglu, Sermet Inal, Sahin Kabay, Muhammet Kasim Cayci, Ayşenur Deger, Halil Isa Kuru, Sayit Altikat, Gizem Akkas
THE AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of dexketoprofen trometamol, meloxicam, diclofenac sodium on any untreated alveolar bone when they are used as drugs for another indication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty eight male Spraque-Dawley rats were randomized into four groups as dexketoprofen trometamol (Group I), meloxicam (Group II), diclofenac sodium (Group III) and control group. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) were administered after a fibula fracture for 10 days...
December 2015: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
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